Sumba pahikung cushion

Sumba pahikung cushion

Code: SUMBA07


W: 23" (58.4 cm)H: 16" (40.6 cm)


These cushions are so pretty! They are made from a vintage sarong from the island of Sumba, Indonesia. The textile is thick handwoven cotton, coloured with natural dyes and the darker yellow and green colours are added afterwards and are not in the weave, which is a delightful characteristic. Pahikung refers to the weaving technique using a supplementary warp thread for the pattern. The pattern is a classic geometric repeating gecko or lizard which would be typically worn by a woman of high social status. The ability of the lizard to shed skin and regrow body parts represents rebirth and rejuvenation.
The cushions are backed by textiles from the same sarong. There are zip fasteners and feather pads.